Program background

Emergency Rental Assistance

Money Emergency Rental Assistance

Emergency Rental Assistance for individuals facing a hardship or crisis, in order to prevent homelessness.


The Emergency Rental Assistance, Prevention and Stabilization Program is part of NMCS’s Case Management family of services and provides one-time financial support primarily to Novato residents who are at risk of losing their stable housing or who need help with securing a deposit for housing.

The program is open to all persons without discrimination based on race, creed, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability or family status.

The Emergency Rental Assistance, Prevention and Stabilization Program serves as a last resource for applicants, recognizing that an accident, job loss or other unforeseen crisis can impact any household, placing them at risk for homelessness. This resource is critical in supporting our community.

The goal of the Rental Assistance, Prevention and Stabilization Program is to prevent homelessness: providing support through case management, planning, and linking applicants to resources to support towards self-sufficiency. Case management staff will review eligibility with participants.

To find out how you may be eligible for Rental Assistance contact Gerardo Medina at 415-897-4147 ext 0 or
Para saber cómo puede ser eligible para asistencia de alquiler, comuníquese con Gerardo Medina al numero 415-897-4147 ext 0 o


County of Marin Emergency Rental Assistance Program

If you are a leaseholder seeking Rental Assistance for back-rent owed, between April 2020-March 2022, directly to your landlord you can submit an application for the Waitlist through the County of Marin through April 30, 2022. Please note that State eviction protections may not apply for applications filed after March 31, 2022.

The County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program is currently accepting application for the waitlist through April 30, 2022Click here for more information.

El programa de Asistencia con la Renta del Condado de Marin

Si usted es el inquilino principal (encargado de la unidad) que busca asistencia para pagar la renta atrasada entre Abril de 2020 y Marzo de 2022 que le debe directamente al propietario, puede enviar una solicitud para la lista de espera a través del condado de Marin. Tenga en cuenta qu la protección estatal de desalojo puede no aplicarse a las solicitudes presentadas después del 31 de marzo de 2022.

El Programa de Asistencia con la Renta del Condado de Marin ahora está abierto y aceptando aplicaciones para ponerse en la lista de espara hasta 30 de Abril 2022. Más información aquí.

low-income older adults, adults and children remained in their homes and out of homelessness
increase over last year